PALO ALTO, Calif. and STOCKHOLM, Feb. 14, 2011 — Yubico, a leading provider of easy and secure login solutions, today announced that its YubiKey USB authentication key, is now available as one of the strong authentication methods in Symantec’s VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service.
The VIP Authentication Service is the leading cloud-based authentication service that enables enterprises to secure online access and transactions to help obtain compliance and reduce fraud risk. A fully hosted strong authentication Security as a Service (SaaS) solution, VIP offers a cost-effective way to give legitimate users access to business resources, enterprise applications and online websites while protecting against identity thieves and cyber criminals. The service supports a range of OATH-compliant One Time Password (OTP) methods, including mobile phone apps, display tokens – and most recently YubiKeys.
The YubiKey simplifies the process of logging in with a One Time Password token as it does not require the user to re-type OTPs from a display device into the login field of the computer. The YubiKey is inserted in the USB-port of any computer and the OTP is generated and automatically entered with a simple touch of a button on the YubiKey, and without the need of any client software or drivers. The ruggedized, ultra-thin, battery-free, crush safe and waterproof design has also been fundamental to the success of the YubiKey, currently used by over 10,000 customers globally.
“By integrating the VIP Authentication Service into the YubiKey, Yubico can now provide its customers with increased levels of security at the touch of a button,” said Kerry Loftus, senior director of product management for User Authentication at Symantec.
“We are glad that a growing number of VIP users and customers can now enjoy the YubiKey, with its ease of use and minimal size,” said Stina Ehrensvärd, CEO & founder of Yubico.
VIP enabled YubiKeys may now be ordered from the Yubico Web store and may be used on all VIP compliant services, including the free Symantec™ Personal Identity Portal. To get a VIP enabled YubiKey, go to: http://yubico.com/VIP.
Yubico is the leading provider of easy-to-use two-factor authentication. The company’s flagship product, the YubiKey, uniquely combines driverless USB hardware with open source software. More than a million users in 95 countries rely on the YubiKey for online identity protection with simple and secure access to computers, networks and online services. Customers range from individual Internet users to e-governments and Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held with offices in California, Sweden and UK. For more information, please visit yubico.com.